DR ADELE ROMANIS
Dr Adele Romains is a Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist in a full-time private practice for the past 15 years in Fourways/Lonehill, Sandton, Johannesburg area. During this time, she has lectured at Varsity College, Sandton Campus, on the Unisa Psychology Honours and Undergraduate programme and has appeared on numerous informative talk shows both on TV and radio. She has also contributed to many magazine and newspaper articles.
Psychotherapy focuses on providing the community with individual, couples, family therapy and hypnotherapy services. Psychotherapy is approached from an Integrative interactional approach focusing on creating quality within intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships as well as within the environment in which people engage.
She also focuses on psycho-legal assessments with Dr Amanda Grobler, where they assess and evaluate clients by instruction from legal firms for legal challenges (parenting plans and custody) and/or compensations.
Supervision is provided both individually and as a group for those trained in IPA (Interactional Pattern Analysis).
Adele is trained in Psychological First Aid (PFA) training to community care workers which provides compassionate and supportive presence to mitigate acute distress and assess for continued mental health services during emergencies, disasters and pandemics. She is also a volunteer for the health care workers care network, caring for the carers by the carers. This service provides free psychological services to all health care workers in South Africa impacted by Covid-19 pandemic
In 2013, she founded the Lonehill Seniors (60+) Citizens Coffee morning, servicing the golden year members of the community. To ensure continuous meaningful relationship and interactions to reduce isolation and loneliness and directly reducing the impact of depression of our older generation.
Therapy dogs are sometimes called ‘comfort dogs.’
Their sweet demeanours and unconditional love may have a therapeutic benefit to those who face difficult mental and physical health challenges.
Some mental health challenges and psychiatric disorders are known to respond well to dogs. Patients diagnosed with a range of issues, such as depression, bi-polar, autism, ADHD, PTSD, and even Alzheimer’s disease benefit from their interaction with therapy pets according to Torrey, 2020.
According to a study conducted by Hunt & Chillicothe, 2015, the results suggest that dogs can lower acute distress without compromising emotional processing or therapeutic mechanisms and may actually improve long-term outcome for some individuals.
Clinical Hypnosis – Guild of hypnotherapy, USA
Ph.D. – Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
M.Sc. – Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
B.A. Hons Psychology – UNISA
B.A. Psychology and Communications – UNISA.